Commentary to “Distribution of a photographic atlas did not reduce post-operative care utilization following pediatric circumcision; or, the indispensability of the pediatric urology clinic nurse”
We congratulate the author group on performing a pilot study to evaluate the effect of a photographic atlas on reducing postoperative resource utilization and caregiver anxiety. They found that the majority of concerns were unrelated to penile appearance and concluded that the atlas did not significantly reduce the need for postoperative urologic nursing calls or resource utilization (1).
At a time of an unprecedented global pandemic, there is an increase anxiety in interfacing with any medical appointment. For some this means concerns in accessing medical care coming forward, fears of not being able to receive the treatment needed with hospitals over capacity. For others, it reflects a time of concern of contamination of getting COVID if one does not already have it. For a unique group, there is an intersection and special loneliness of accessing medical care in the time of pregnancy and delivery. With the barriers in place regarding not having partners present for appointments, the first heart beat, and ...
CONCLUSIONS: Distraction with music therapy and kaleidoscope is recommended for use in the postoperative period in children with circumcision to reduce the severity of their pain, fear, and anxiety. PMID: 32703758 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Surgical procedures are the most common causes of anxiety and pain in hospitalized children. One of the most common surgical procedures for children is circumcision. Surgical procedures such as circumcision in hospitals are the most common causes of pain, fear, and anxiety in children. Therapeutic play methods as non-pharmacological applications are being developed recently for children who use analgesics in the treatment of pain and anxiety. Nurses can use the game in three areas such as a care strategy for hospitalized children during daily routine practices, surgery, and invasive or painful treatment procedures.
Conditions: Perioperative Anxiety; Preanesthetic Medication; Inhalation Anesthesia; Ambulatory Surgery; Tonsillectomy; Circumcision; Dental Care Interventions: Drug: Midazolam oral solution; Device: IPAD Sponsor: Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel Recruiting
Conditions: Pain; Anxiety; Urological Nursing Intervention: Other: Tablet group Sponsor: Saglik Bilimleri Universitesi Gulhane Tip Fakultesi Completed